Krista Marzofka

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Samsung’s Note 7 disaster won’t stop people buying the Galaxy S8

In 2016, few mobile tech stories garnered more attention than the Galaxy Note 7’s exploding batteries. As you likely remember, Samsung ended up …

Aboriginal teen assaulted while in Winnipeg foster care taken off life support

A 15-year-old Winnipeg girl who was seriously assaulted while in government care has been taken off life support.<p>Derek Nepinak, chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, says the girl's family gathered at the hospital and made the agonizing decision Wednesday.<p>He says the family was at her bedside …

Teen ‘potheads’ more likely to try hashish

A wealth of research has been conducted to examine risk factors for teen marijuana use; however, studies rarely differentiate between different forms …

Cannabis

Can Sleep Problems in Teens Predict Substance Abuse?

When thinking about the factors that contribute to teenage drinking and drug use, sleep may not make many parents' lists. But it should. New research investigating the relationship between sleep and substance use among adolescents has found that sleep troubles in teens can predict several problems …

Mackensie, Atlanta

Welcome to the first installment of "16," a BuzzFeed News series about ordinary people at the weirdest age. Meet a teenager with trichotillomania who is trying to be more than the girl in class who pulls her hair out.

DSK trial: Prostitute said orgy was like 'antiquity'

LILLE, France (AP) — Disgraced former International Monetary Fund boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn sat nonchalantly with folded-arms and stretched legs …

Teens Are Being Trapped in Abusive 'Drug Rehab Centers'

The methods used at these facilities are arguably traceable to an anti-drug cult in the 60s called the Church of Synanon. Their method was to abduct addicts and then “rehabilitate” them through beatings and humiliation. Former patients have been airing...<p><i>Josh Shipp from Lifetime TV's</i> Teen Trouble.</i> …

Seventeen-Year-Old Is Exposing The Scary Secrets Of Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

Seventeen-year-old Cyrus Stowe saw a dangerous trend happening at his Dallas high school. His classmates were abusing prescription drugs and nobody was talking about it. So Cyrus decided to expose the problem by making a documentary.<p>His film, "Out of Reach" was made in collaboration with director …

Secret Life of Teens: Prescription Drug Abuse Problems

When teens want to get high, many don’t even have to leave home. All it takes is a visit to their parents’ medicine cabinet.<p>Read more here.

Good Teens Turned Drug Addicts

<i>The ugly side of prescription painkillers—and how you could get hooked.</i><p><b>By Elizabeth Foy Larsen</b><p>The afternoon of her grandmother’s funeral, Brittany, 19, sat on the bed in what used to be her grandmother’s room, relieved to have finally snuck off after spending all day with her grieving family. In …

Teens Who Carry Guns Are Those More Likely To Do Drugs, Fight At School And Be Victims Of Violence: Study

Schools need to do more than just improve their mental health services to prevent school shootings, argues a new report.<p>The report, compiled by Dr. Sonali Rajan of Columbia University and Dr. Kelly Ruggles of the New York University Langone Medical Center's Department of Population Health, looks at …

New Study Shows Teen Smoking Down, Texting While Driving Up

According to the CDC's latest National Youth Risk Behavior Survey American teens are smoking, drinking, and fighting less overall. The AP reports that the numbers of teens engaging in risky sex has gone down since the government started performing the survey every year beginning in 1991, and more …

Text Messaging

Orland Park police trying to locate missing teen

Police are seeking the public's help finding an Orland Park teen whose parents said she ran away from home earlier this month.<p>Hailey Schwartz, 17, was last seen by family members Jan. 5, and was reported as a runaway two days later, Orland Park police said in a statement.<p>Relatives said Schwartz …

Piercings

'The Scars Of Teen Drug Treatment' Reveals How Kids Were Once Abused

In the early 1970s, Art Barker, a failed nightclub comic and recovering alcoholic in Florida, seized on an idea that he thought could help win the war on drugs: If peer pressure had spurred teenagers to use drugs, peer pressure could be used to get them off drugs.<p>It was not an original idea. Since …

Michigan fighting claims of sexual abuse by teens in prison

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's prison system is the target of a class-action lawsuit alleging that guards and other workers failed to prevent the sexual assault of male teen inmates who were locked up with adults.<p>Inmates under 18 were forced to engage in sex acts with adult prisoners and staff, …

Class Action

E-cigarettes expose rising number of non-smoking teens to nicotine use

A new research has revealed that e-cigarettes expose rising number of non-smoking teens to nicotine use.<p>Researchers at the Norris Cotton Cancer …

Move over tobacco: U.S. teens now prefer e-cigarettes, study finds

Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional cigarettes as the most popular smoking device among American teens, researchers reported Tuesday.<p>In fact, 8th and 10th graders were twice as likely to report having used an e-cigarette in the past 30 days as they were to say they had smoked a regular …

Safety experts make the case for getting teens newer, larger cars

Attention Santa Claus: If there are some teenagers on your list who have been very good this year and will be getting cars for Christmas, please make sure those cars are relatively new and relatively large.<p>A new analysis of fatal car crashes finds that teen drivers involved in such collisions were …

Baby stops breathing, teen jumps in - CNN Video

Teen Saves Baby Walmart: 11-Month-Old Baby Given CPR By Fast-Acting Teen

A teen saves a baby at a Walmart in Missouri and it has made news around the country this week. According to the <i>New York Daily News</i>, 17-year-old Abby …

Teen in crash that killed five enroute to Disney World avoids citation | Reuters

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A careless driving citation against a Texas teenager at the wheel during a car accident that killed five members of his family as they traveled to Florida’s Disney World will be dismissed, prosecutors said on Monday.<p>The teenager, who has not been identified, was cited after …

Anxiety meds may turn teens into drug abusers

Teenagers who are prescribed anti-anxiety or sleep medications are 12 times more likely to illegally abuse them later.<p>The findings suggest that the …

Teens

One In Three Children In The World Have No Birth Certificate

Almost 230 million youngsters under the age of five have no birth certificate, which puts them at a disadvantage for procedural matters and leaves them more vulnerable to abuse.<p>"Birth registration is more than just a right. It's how societies first recognize and acknowledge a child's identity and …

Contractors Violate U.S. Zero Tolerance Policy on Human Trafficking

In September 2012, President Obama issued an executive order asserting a zero tolerance policy for government contractors who violated human …

Corruption

Doctors: Think twice about 'the pill' for teen birth control

When it comes to effective birth control for teens, "the pill" might be considered a reproductive relic.<p>An updated policy statement released today by the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests doctors counsel teens about the advantages of other birth control options -- like intrauterine devices …

Toys R Us anatomically correct baby boy doll causes a stir

<i>Sorry Ken. You’ve got some competition. There’s a new doll on toy store shelves and he’s loaded.</i><p>While most dolls come without any genitalia, the You & Me Mommy Change My Diaper Boy Doll sold at Toys R Us is anatomically correct. Equipped with a tiny penis, this doll is causing a stir in the social …

Helping Your Teens Avoid Teen Pregnancy: 6 Things They Wish You Knew

As seen in the "Teen Mom Nation: 2 Years Later" episode of Our America with Lisa Ling, teen parenthood is tough on teens and tougher on their …

Parenting